New Year, Same Garden

One of the joys of gardening is the seasons of consistency. We’re in the midst of that as I type this. Our fall veggies are hanging on. We’re starting seeds for the spring garden (more on that later this week). All in all, a very boring but content time in the garden. Our peas are…

Peas, Please, with a Side of Carrots

We had a very late start to our peas last year. I was determined to start earlier than March. With peas in our Zone 9a garden, we can start them anytime in December. Yesterday was the day! In went the sugar snaps, snow peas, and rainbow (of course) carrots. Boy Wonder #2 and the Girls Wonder…

Hey Y’all!

Hello, garden friends! Did you think I’d forgotten about you? Or our garden? Not a chance! Turns out, moving across the state in 100+ temps and heat indices then trying to unpack from said move can render you completely unable to do anything for a couple of months. But, fall has arrived and brought with…

Shhhhh! Be Vewy, Vewy Quiet.

We’re planting carrots…without the Wonder Kids!  Scandalous!  After our last carrot planting experience, I decided to sneak out while the Wonder Kids were having a ball watching “Shaun the Sheep”.  We had 2 pots sitting and waiting so I decided to put them to good use growing carrots.  We had leftover Scarlet Nantes and Rainbow…

The Carrots Are Not Ready Yet

Boy Wonder #2’s carrots are sending up lots of little green leaves.  He is quite thrilled and ready to eat them.  So far, I’ve been able to keep him from pulling them out to check on them.  His sister is another story.  Girl Wonder #1 decided she needed to see how they were doing so…

On The Other Side

The lettuce seeding went so well that we decided it was time to plant the containers on the other side of the house.  These containers on the back deck will be home to spinach, white onions, Boy Wonder #2’s carrots, and pak choy.  We started with planting the carrots. Shovels must be used in some…

Shuffling Seeds

In preparation for our fall garden, we purchased some seeds in hopes of getting something to grow during this season.  We haven’t had much success the past couple of seasons with our fall garden.  We picked out gourds (the Wonder Kids thought they were cute), pumpkins for the front porch, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuces, onions,…

Kids and Their Fall Veggies

We’re gearing up for the fall garden.  After perusing our favorite extension service site, we’ve narrowed down our choices for garden veggies.  I let the Boys’ Wonder pick out 3 of each vegetables available for their garden.  They will be primarily responsible for planting and tending these veggies (with mommy’s help, of course).  It is…

Finding Their Own Spot

The Wonder Kids have decided the veggies are growing too slow.  They needed their own spots to grow veggies since mommy is “Doing It All Wrong” (thanks to Boy Wonder #1’s obsession with that show). Girl Wonder #2 chose the corner of the tomato bed.  She has a great time making rows for planting her…